Norfolk: Tasburgh


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

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TASBURGH, 8 miles S. of Norwich, and about 1 mile S.E. of Flordon Station, is a parish in Depwade union, hundred, and petty sessional division, Norwich county court district and bankruptcy district, Stratton polling district of South Norfolk, Depwade rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 446 inhabitants in 1881, and comprises 916 acres. The rateable value is £1443.

The village is situated on the abrupt acclivities at the confluence of three streams which form the small river Tas, Taes, or Tau, which flows southward to Norwich, and was once navigable up to the Roman station here, called Ad Taüm, which occupied the summit of a lofty entrenched hill, commanding an extensive view of the surrounding country. The entrenchment is of a square form, containing an area of 24 acres; and the fosse and vallum may still be traced.

Tasburgh Lodge is now occupied by E. Grove Johnson, Esq., and the manor-house of Tasborough Uphall is occupied by Mr. G. Rix.

In the centre of the village stands the CHURCH (Virgin Mary), which has a nave, a chancel, and a round tower with four bells, and is said to have been built in 1380. The chancel contains a piscina and an ancient altar-tomb. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8, is in the incumbency of the Rev. H.E. Preston, M.A., and patronage of the executors of the late Isaac Jermy, Esq., the lords of the manor. The tithes were commuted in 1840 for £287 7s. per annum. The rectory-house is a handsome white brick residence, and was built in 1844, at a cost of £1000.

The School was erected in the same year, and was enlarged in 1880, and is attended by about 90 children. Among the Roman coins found here at various periods are several inscribed 'IC. DURO T.' The Primitive Methodists and the Friends have meeting-houses here.

The Poor's Land, 9A. 1R., is let for £13 5s. a year, which is distributed in clothing and blankets. The Fuel Allotment, 6A. 2R. 14P., awarded at the enclosure, is let for £9 10s. a year, which is distributed in coal. The poor have also a yearly rent-charge of 40s., left by Robert Meek in 1598; the dividends of £356 15s. 6d. New 3½ per Cents., left by Thomas Clabburn in 1816; and the dividends of £45 three per cent. consols, left by Miss Bateman in 1828.

POST OFFICE at William Cann's. Delivery at 7.30 a.m. Letters viâ Long Stratton, which is the nearest Money Order and Telegraph Office.

         Abbs      Francis       wheelwright & carpenter
         Aves      Jno.          fmr. & sheep & cattle dresser
         Balls     Philip        farmer
         Betts     William 
                     & Arthur    farmers
         Blomfield Dennis        farmer, miller, & mert.
         Brown     Robt.         vict. & shoe manufctur.
                                   The Bird in Hand
         Buck      Mr Henry
         Burgess   Daniel        parish clerk
         Cousens   Abel          beerhouse, The Cherry Tree,
                                   and market gardener
         Cox       Rev. Samuel   curate
         Dann      William       vict. Horseshoes
         Davy      George        tailor
         Francis   George        fowl dealer
         Garrod    Wm.           school attendance officer
                                   & inspctr. of nsncs. for
                                   Depwade Union
         Kirkby    Joseph        hardware dealer
         Kirkby    Joseph, jun.  shopkeeper
         Johnson   Mr E. Grove   Tasburgh lodge
         Lammas    Edwin         travelling draper, &c.
         Marshall  Solomon       farmer; h Flordon
         Muskett   Joseph        shopkeeper
         Ormesby   Miss
         Preston   Rev. H.E.     The Rectory
         Rackham   Alfred        farmer and dealer
         Rix       George        fmr. & bldr. Manor house
         Rix       Robert        farmer and builder
         Say       Joshua        shopkeeper
         Sayer     Daniel        vermin destroyer
         Smith     George        blacksmith
         Want      Philip        farmer and butcher
         Want      Robert        blacksmith
         Welch     William       farmer & genl. draper
         Westgate  Saml.         fmr.; h Morningthorpe
         Wright    John          pork butcher

CARRIER. - William Cooper, Long Stratton, Mon. Wed. & Sat.

See also the Tasburgh parish page.

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